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Staff vacancies at the Science Council, the Science Council's member bodies and relevant external organisations are advertised here.

Science Council Job Vacancies

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Salary up to £24,000 pa depending on experience

A highly skilled science workforce is essential in delivering the innovation-led economy the UK aspires to be. The Science Council’s focus on developing and supporting professionalism in the practice of science is central to this ambition.  

The Science Council is looking for a motivated and articulate individual to join their team as Marketing and Communications Assistant to help promote professional registration to scientists and science technicians.

You will have demonstrable communication skills and experience in a marketing role. You will support the Director of Marketing and Communications in delivering the day to day marketing and communications activity, including the Science Council’s social media presence, the support programme for professional bodies and promotional campaigns among scientists and employers. You will understand and communicate the benefits of professional registration, including the development of a volunteer programme among existing registrants.  

You will therefore have experience of working with volunteers and be able to demonstrate initiative and commitment to continuing professional development. You will have an interest in science and its application for the benefit of society.

Click here to download the role description. To apply, you will need to complete an application form, an equal opportunities monitoring form and provide an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to Your letter should set out why you have an interest in this role, in particular how you see it as a step up from your current role, and your skills and aptitude for the job. The closing date is Saturday 14 February and final interviews are scheduled to take place in central London in early March.


Member Bodies Job Vacancies

Energy Institute - Business Development Officer

Salary up to £23,000 pa plus benefits

Reporting to the Training Manager

The Energy Institute (EI) is looking to appoint a Business Development Officer to join our highly motivated and friendly team in central London to help us develop our rapidly expanding training provision. The post-holder will be responsible for developing and promoting our portfolio of safety and technical training courses in the energy industry. This role includes conducting market research, establishing new training courses, acting as a point of contact for clients and promoting our courses. It would be perfect for a self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Ideally educated to degree-level, you will be able to demonstrate a mature, customer focused approach to your work, combined with the ability to take responsibility for and manage specific course development projects. The position would be particularly suitable for an individual who has some experience of coordinating projects, developing and actioning marketing plans and developing new business but we are seeking candidates with transferable business skills and encourage all candidates considering this opportunity to apply.

A full job description can be downloaded from the EI’s website: Please send CV and covering letter explaining how you meet our requirements by 30 January 2015 to or Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 9 February.